Cape Verdean Football Championship

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Cape Verdean Football Championship
Country Cape Verde
Confederation CAF
Founded 1976
Number of teams 18
Level on pyramid 1
Domestic cup(s) Cape Verdean Cup
Independence Cup
International cup(s) CAF Champions League
CAF Confederation Cup
Current champions CS Mindelense
(2015)
Most championships CS Mindelense (11)

The Cape Verdean Football Championship or the Campeonato Caboverdiano de Futebol is a football competition that was created in 1976 in Cape Verde. A local championship was founded in 1953 before independence, when the islands were still part of the Portuguese Empire.

League format[edit]

The championship is played out in a tournament between the champions of the nine islands (the 10th island, Santa Luzia is not inhabited).

Clubs 2015-16[edit]

Group A[edit]

Group B[edit]

Before independence[edit]

The competition featured a club from the island of São Vicente and a club from the island of Santiago and continued up to the end of Portuguese rule.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning Years
CS Mindelense 7 1954, 1956, 1960, 1962, 1966, 1968, 1971
Sporting Clube da Praia 2 1961, 1969
Académica do Mindelo 3 1953, 1964, 1967
CD Travadores 2 1972, 1974
Castilho 1 1973
Académica da Praia 1 1965
Boavista 1 1963

Since independence[edit]

In the first few years. The competition would feature a club from Barlavento and a club from Sotavento. In the 1980s, it would change when a playoff system was introduced. The group system was formed around the mid 1990s.

Performance by club[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
CS Mindelense 11 1976, 1977, 1981, 1988, 1990, 1992, 1998, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Sporting Clube da Praia 9 1985, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012
Boavista (Praia) 3 1987, 1995, 2010
Derby FC 3 1984, 2000, 2005
CD Travadores 2 1994, 1996
Académica do Mindelo 1 1989
Académica (Espargos) 1 1993
Académico Sal Rei 1 1983
Académico do Aeroporto 1 2003
GD Amarantes (Mindelo) 1 1999
Botafogo São Filipe 1 1980
Onze Unidos 1 2001

Performance by island[edit]

Club Winners Winning years
São Vicente 16 1976, 1977, 1981, 1984, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015
Santiago 14 1985, 1987, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
Sal 2 1993, 2003
Boa Vista 1 1983
Fogo 1 1980
Maio 1 1996

References[edit]

  1. ^ First final competition that featured clubs from one island chain
  2. ^ Won through the final triangular phase
  3. ^ Won through the final triangular phase
  4. ^ The winner was decided on the highest points in the final phase that contained four clubs
  5. ^ The winner was decided on the highest points
  6. ^ The winner was decided on the highest points and goals
  7. ^ First finals competition that featured clubs from a single island and a single city

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